Ronan 1

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  1. It'll be tomorrow now but I'll drop you a pm
  2. Wouldn't be familiar with that area but one of my new Qs's is only after coming back from 6 or 7 years in that general area so I'll give him a shout for an idea on local rates.
  3. I wouldn't think given what I've seen that mesh would be sufficient. Regards price it would depend on where you are and wether and how you are breaking up the works. Steel fixing alone is usually priced per tonne, concrete flat work usually by the m3 with extra over for finish by m2, walls dependant on finish spec can be either by m2 or m3 If I know where you are I MIGHT be familiar with the rates and could give you some idea.
  4. Hey theses weight per m3 look about right with the pool on the slab and the wall heights. I'd expected circa 120kg per m3 without knowing about the pools 137kg wouldn't alarm me. And 144kg for 4.2 retaining walls is about right also the usual range would be in between 120kg and 150kg. FYI steel is currently running at £600 per ton, You probably be paying a bit more as we have a good bit of buying power. You should find it easy to get a good rate per ton for fixing also, fixers really like 20mm when on price.
  5. Oh I missed that... There in probably drives the 20mm bars. That's an aweful unbalanced load and wouldn't make the previous detail outrageous at all
  6. A rule of thumb for a basement slab would be circa 120kg of steel per m3 of concrete so you should be in and around 12 Ton of steel and this is the norm for basement slabs for RC building 10 to 20 times your size. What's fairly common is people run it through a software aligned with euro code and then because there unsure they just jump the bar sizes up one but at H20 everywhere your running circa 25 Ton which is way way outta the norm. Ask what the driver is for this ? It's your money. What's the tonnage that's spec'd as is? Also you steel prices seem very high are you talking about fixed or just bought ??
  7. Does look overkill unless there is some specific driver that's not clear, I'd expect to often see 20mm closing the perimiter but not the whole slab and 20mm for the walls definitely looks over kill. I've put up alot of 4, 5 ,6 story RC frames with nothing heavier than 16mm in the walls but there may be something I cant see ie loading on the walls from the side as opposed to from the building above etc.. but yes it's definitely heavier than normal. Definity worth asking your designer whats driving the heavy steel ?
  8. Very few suppliers use the RC prefix especially when quoting if indeed at all, but your correct it will be standard foundation mix but that does not mean it is not compatible with reinforcement. I would imagine at 35n strenght it would be ok for most purposes BUT when getting concrete you should specify it's use and if you have a spec send them that or if you have a spec the most important part to take from it is exposure class and minimum cement and water content they pretty much drive everything in the mixes design
  9. A block paved area will last as long as any other finish IF put down properly but the problem is very few are. Alot are done by people that think they know what they are doing but don't, the all importance is picking the right block for the job AND proper drainage and compaction , a whacker plate is F all good if you are going to be turning heavy vehicles / plant on it on a regular basis but might be ok if all your doing is driving a car on and off it. It needs to be built for the job it has to do like most things there is no one fix deal
  10. Hi Barry, If you give an idea of area , might help get better comparisons. Also what sheet sizes for insulation and Mesh ?
  11. Likewise I have a fairly large sloping site and thought I had a good idea for the landscaping I wanted. I begrudgingly ran it past the contracts manager that deals with golf course design and landscaping in our company and he made some simple changes i believe will make a big different to how it will look and more importantly how it will be used. A bit like an Architect I suppose, a good one will always add value
  12. 25k for a machine and labour to dig only 375m3 is ludacrious, Its at tops a few days work and definitely not a full week for a labourer and machine and driver I'd expect closer to 3k. I assume you will already have a groundworks on site anyway to do foundations. Can't comment on price for lorries as no idea of location, material or closest tip. Plus I'd say if your using standard 8 wheelers and not loading it straight from the excavation your probably looking at closer to 55 to 60 lorries.
  13. The only time you should need it is for the disposal of it at a tip. Whoever is disposing of it will want it to see what tip he can use and what rate hell be charged. HOWEVER alot of small works like private houses utilise private tips which are less paperwork heavy. There should be no one else looking for it, so as said unless the man disposing of it looks for it I wouldn't bother it's not a big job anyway.
  14. Now that would work, I like the sound of it though.